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FOX News
Nov 15, 2012 3:00pm PST
divisions over benghazi relate fair and open hearing. >> the unfair attacks on the ambassador susan rice are simply wrong. she had to rely on intelligence provided. i sat here while colin powell provided the intelligence he had regarding weapons of mass destruction in iraq. >> reporter: fox news was told behind closed doors there were heated exchanges in the classified session over the so-called benghazi talking points used by the administration and ambassador susan rice for the sunday talk show september 16. fox news told neither the director of international intelligence nor the acting director of the c.i.a. knew who finalized the talking points and they could not explain why it minimized the role of al-qaeda when there is evidence of the terrorist group's involvement. morrell was pushed to explain why petraeus told lawmakers it was a flash mob prompted by the anti-islam video. morrell said he wasn't at petraeus' briefing and had nothing further to add. republicans questions drove the state department to deny request for security after ambassador chrissteins and his team or consulate could
MSNBC
Nov 14, 2012 10:00pm PST
questions about susan rice -- >> about the benghazi attacks. >> senator mccain and senator graham want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> former cia director david petraeus will testify before the senate intelligence committee. >> general petraeus had an affair with his biographer. people are snapping up copies of the book. >> it's so pathetic. >> the book is available in hard cover and extremely hard cover. >>> today on an i'm sorry i lost conference call with top campaign don't oorks ors, mitt romney said the president won the election because he game african-american and latino voters, quote, gifts. abc news has this audio. >> what the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> romney also said that the president's campaign focused on giving targeted groups a big gift so he made a big effort on small things. those small things, by the way, add up to trillions of dollars. he said the president followed the old play book
CNN
Nov 28, 2012 9:00am PST
backlash on capitol hill. this is criticism of the u.n. ambassador susan rice. it is now heating up as she meets with more republicans and faces more questions. we're going to have a live report up next. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. or protect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. part of a whole new line of tablets from
CNN
Nov 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
straight day, the u.n. ambassador susan rice met with republican lawmakers, one of them, susan collins was not impressed. in the past 11 years, nearly 1,100 people have died after being shocked by tasers. but police still use them. a woman who nearly died during an arrest caught on tape wants that changed. uff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. part of a whole new line of tablets from dell. it's changing the conversation. ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, rich dark chocolate, toasted oats. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. a new way to sav
FOX News
Nov 17, 2012 2:00pm EST
what we've been told the cia had been telling susan rice? >> i think the real problem for general petraeus in this story is that it not only does not mesh with what the white house was saying, it doesn't mesh with what we're told general petraeus said in the immediate aftermath, where he is said to have talked about a spontaneous flash mob. >> to members of congress. >> to members of congress behind closed doors as well and this is the problem. it's not only that we know that that's not true now, it's that at the time there were a lot of other indications that indicate that was not true, denied by the libyan prime minister, the cia station chief called it an act of terror. we had the fbi and i believe the national center for counterterrorism also giving briefings. >> paul: that's right. >> saying this. why was general petraeus's testimony then so at odds with other parts of the community? >> but does this, would this give-- what does it mean for, say, susan rice and the administration then? is this, does this help them politically by shielding them or does petraeus here saying i t
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 8:00am PST
do. we're monday morning quarterbacking here. when susan rice went on television, it was five days after the incident. here we are months after the incident. we have much more information, we know much more about what happened and what didn't happen. and as doug said, these situations are rolling -- rolling catastrophes where the information you get on monday could change from the information you get on tuesday. and i think what's happening here is that, you know, as we said in the editorial as doug mentioned, while senators graham, ayotte and mccain are focused on what susan rice, ambassador rice said on the sunday talk shows, they are not asking any questions at all about the real questions about security there at the consulate in benghazi. that's where their interest and focus and ire should be pointed. not at a u.n. ambassador who went on the sunday talk shows as a spokesperson for the administration giving, imparting the information she was given by the intelligence community. >> and susan, for those just joining us. this happened moments ago in the last hour. i want to remind
CNN
Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
susan rice met with republican lawmakers, one of them, susan collins was not impressed. in the past seven years people have died because of tadsers. a woman who nearly died during an arrest caught on tape wants that changed. oh no, not a migraine now. try this... bayer? this isn't just a headache. trust me, this is new bayer migraine. [ male announcer ] it's the power of aspirin plus more in a triple action formula to relieve your tough migraines. new bayer migraine formula. in a triple action formula to relieve your tough migraines. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. yep. the longer you stay with us, the more you save. and when you switch from another company to us, we even reward you for the time you spent there. genius. yeah, genius. you guys must have your own loyalty program, right? well,
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 12:00am PST
bizarre attack on ambassador, susan rice. >> all of the sudden, we are the bell of the ball. we are here to say, it's time to start to dance. >>> latino voters help put president obama over the top. now, the hispanic caucus says they want action. representative luis gutierrez joins me tonight. >>> good to have you with us. thanks for watching. president obama is selling his economic agenda and using all the right tools. the president was surrounded today by middle class taxpayers at the white house as he pushed for an extension of the tax cuts for income below $250,000. he quas quick to highlight the break in the ranks with the republicans. >> i am glad to see, if you've been reading the papers lately, that more and more republicans in congress, seem to be agreeing with this idea that we should have a balanced approach. so if both parties agree we should not raise taxes on middle class families, let's begin our work with where we agree. >> president obama isn't talking about some moderate republican or some blue dog democrat, he is talking about conservative republican oklahoma congressm
FOX News
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
will get the history and truth from a half-baked hbo tv show. in which susan rice is the hero played by halle berry and it will make no sense. >> dana: what must it be like to be david petraeus tonight know leg has gone from a major hero in history. it doesn't take away from his accomplishments what he achieved and what happened with the extra marital affair. he goes to congress as a civilian, first time he has done that. he will tell them what he knows and i'm sure he will be truthful about it. what is that going to be like? it's closed door so we won't see him. >> andrea: he's a very how longest man -- honest man and so some are speculating that white house didn't want him to testify because he is a good man. the question remains, besides who pushed the video, why did general petraeus change his story? reports from the c.i.a. officer on the ground after the attack said it was a terrorist attack. when general petraeus briefed congress, he also mentioned the video story. why were they saying it was terrorism? why he didn't say that? the man who testified in his place today got
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
. susan rice and john mccain, the man who wanted watergate style hearings, meet. and only cnn catches up with mccain before the big meeting. >> what do you have to learn today from miss rice? >> whatever ambassador rice wants to tell me. she's the one who asked for the meeting. i didn't. >> wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall? >>> spyfall, real-life bond movie. yasser arafat's body was exhumed. was the palestinian leader po h poisoned by israeli spies? >>> plus this. >> you said walden is in trouble. >> i'm the trouble walden has been in, repeatedly. >> he calls it filth, the half in "two and a half men" begs you not to watch his show. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning to you. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. we begin with a high stakes meeting just minutes from now. this hour, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations will muster all of her diplomatic skills and tiptoe through a political mine field. susan rice meets with republican senator john mccain. as you know, mccain had vehemently opposed her nomination of secretary of state. now he shows signs
CNN
Nov 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
next. >>> and for the second straight day, the u.n. ambassador susan rice met with republican lawmakers, one of them, susan collins was not impressed. in the past seven years people have died because of tadsers. a woman who nearly died during an arrest caught on tape wants that changed. we use this board to compare car insurance rates side by side so you get the same coverage, often for less. that's one smart board. what else does it do, reverse gravity? [ laughs ] [ laughs ] [ whooshing ] tell me about it. why am i not going anywhere? you don't believe hard enough. a smarter way to shop around. now that's progressive. call or click today. [ grunting ] anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> our second story out front is the meeting of the minds. president obama is going to meet with mitt romney for the first time since the presidential elections. >> th
MSNBC
Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm PST
republicans namely john mccain and lindsey graham for the criticism leveled at susan rice. the u.n. secretary, shortly after the attacks that resulted in the death of four americans, she went on "meet the press" and other sunday shows and said what happened in benghazi was the result of a spontaneous protest that morphed in to something else and resulted in the death of those americans. republicans attacking ever since. but now, as susan rice's name floated as a successor to hillary clinton as secretary of state, mccain and graham taken out after susan rice. that, no question about it, it came from the heart and raised the ire of president obama. here's what he had to say. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and to -- to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently beca
WETA
Nov 17, 2012 6:00pm EST
. >> why would susan rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> defending susan rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> there are no barriers to sitting down and beginning to work through this process. >> as the fiscal cliff loans, is there a deal in the works? mitt romney explains why he lost. >> the president's campaign focused on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and worked very aggressively to turn them out to vote. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> well, i just don't know where to begin this week. do we talk about republican charges of a cover-up with regard to the attack in benghazi? do we talk about sexual liaisons and e-mails? to talk about israel and gaza, the possibility of the fiscal cliff? let's start with the sex. [laughter] cia director resigns after the fbi uncovers e-mails showing that general david petraeus had an extramarital affair with his biographer, paula broadwell, a married mother of two.
FOX News
Nov 18, 2012 3:30pm EST
ambassador susan rice and her role in the administration spin on the benghazi terror attacks and the president's reactions to those statements at his first news conference since being reelected. mr. obama, defending ms. rice, but his defense has actually added more to the controversy. senator graham reacted to the president by saying, mr. president, don't think for one minute i don't hold you responsible for benghazi, i think you failed as commander-in-chief before, during and after the attack. so much to get to first on this, jim, the showdown between the two senators, graham and mccain and the president. abc's terry moran called it an obama smackdown. "the washington post" john mccain's benghazi, and some say it's about mccain being bitter about losing to obama four years ago. >> i think five names and a conflagration, and number one petraeus and broadwell and number two, benghazi, benghazi, petraeus, broadwell, military ethics, mccain obama reduction, and fifth, the susan rice story, which life imitates art. if you go back and watch the movie advise and content shall the novel the
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
. dionne, great to have you with us. >>> john mccain changes his tune on susan rice. how does this guy have any credibility left whatsoever? michael tomasky will weigh in next. >>> republicans are getting real. we'll have the new revelations about their bid to block the vote. >>> and what it means in the next election. stay tuned. we're on point. ♪ it's so important to make someone happy ♪ when you give a child a toy, it has to work. ♪ make just one someone happy and when it's a toys for tots child, well, what could be more important? so this year, every hasbro toy donated to toys for tots will be powered by duracell. happy holidays. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. ed show." john mccain would do everything in his power to keep susan rice from become become secretary of state if nominated. mccain can claimed he would block not just rice but anyone the president nominated. yet over the weekend, it must have been the turkey. mccain seemed to have a change of heart. >> she could conceivable get your vote for secretary of state. >> i think she deserves the ability and the
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 12:00am PST
, great to have you with us. >>> john mccain changes his tune on susan rice. how does this guy have any credibility left whatsoever? michael tomasky will weigh in next. >>> republicans are getting real. we'll have the new revelations about their bid to block the vote. >>> and what it means in the next election. stay tuned. we're on point. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. if you're eligible for medicare, you might know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help pay some of the difference. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and you never need a referral to see a specialist. so don't wait. call now to request a free decision guide to he
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 3:00pm PST
news tonight. ambassador susan rice will meet face-to-face with john mccain tomorrow. >>> plus, he's the wrong with everything wrong with politics in america and now donald's kids know it. what happened in the trump political intervention? >>> and we'll tell you what joe biden is doing in this picture. you're watching "politicsnation" on msnbc. there are patients who will question, why does my mouth feel dryer than i remember it to be? there are more people taking more medication, so we see people suffering from dry mouth more so. we may see more cavities, bad breath, oral irritation. a dry mouth sufferer doesn't have to suffer. i would recommend biotene. the enzymes in biotene products help supplement enzymes that are naturally in saliva. biotene helps moisten those areas that have become dry. those that are suffering can certainly benefit from biotene. >>> what did the gop learn from that devastating election defeat? not enough. in some places they just picked up where they left off before the election. that's next. >>> republicans spent the last two years attacking voting rights a
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 9:00am PST
, ambassador susan rice returns to the hill to meet with the new set of republican lawmakers. but are these meetings congressional inquiry or job interview? we will take a look just ahead. my doctor told me calcium is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. >>> after a trio of skeptical republican senators voiced their troubles with u.n. ambassador susan rice's answers yesterday another top gop lawmaker senator susan collins went there today. >> what troubles me so much is the benghazi attack in many ways echos the attacks on those embassies in 1998 when susan rice was head of the african region for our state department. >> we discuss the latest chapter in the republican crusades when luke russert joins us next on "now." [ male announcer ] considering all your mouth goes through, do you really think brushing is enough to keep it clean? while brushing misses germs in 75% of your mouth, listerine® cleans virtually your entire mouth. so take your oral
FOX News
Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
spin stops right here because we are definitely looking out for you. >> sean: welcome to hafnlt today was supposed to be the day that critical questions were finally answered about the benghazi terror attack. top administration officials appeared on coop tol hill -- capitol hill to testify. but we are learning that it was more of the same from team obama, questions that went unanswered, finger-pointing and thanks to the least transparent white house in history, it appears the widespread coverup continues. hear directly from two congressmen who were in the room to hear the testimony of the director of national intelligence, james clapper, and the acting cia director, michael morel. the major flashpoint came when administration officials were pressed on the so-called benghazi talking points. in other words, who was responsible for creating the false narrative that the attack was the result of a youtube video. and who sent ambassador rice on five separate sunday shows to tell the world to rest easy because al qaeda was not responsible. sadly, our sources have told us that neither person provided answers to the important, critical questions, so republicans are now demanning that a select committee be formed to investigate this matter. one was formed to look into watergate, but unlike watergate, this scandal cost lives. four brave americans are dead and a united states ambassador was assass nail theed for the first time in more than 30 years. that's apparently not enough to capture the attention of this president. he is busy with far more important matters. do you know what he just finished doing a short time ago at the white house? according to his official schedule, he just hosted a v.i.p. private viewing of the new movie "lincoln," which by the way, you paid for. mr. president, i hope you were taking notes and learned a thing or two about honesty and integrity while you were watching it because while you sat in your private theater with your popcorn, the famil of the benghazi victims are at home, waiting for you to finally come clean about what really happened on that fateful day. in other words, what did you know? when did you know it? joining me with the developing story, two men in the room for the closed hearing. peter king and joe heck. gentlemen, welcome back to "hannity." >> good to be with you? >> congressman, let's start with you. take us in the room. what did you learn today? >> want all we wanted to learn, specifically, sean, you mentioned the talking points. the intelligence community was asked, said that when they prepared the talking points, they had language in there saying that al qaeda affiliated groups were directly involved in the attack. when the talk points left the intelligence community and went somewhere -- thy couldn't tell us where, but they did admit one of the places was the white house. when the talking points came back, that language was taken out and it said there was an indication that extremist groups might be involved. so someone deliberately watered down the talking points. so when the president says that susan rice was giving out -- talking about the most updated and the fully documented intelligence that the intelligence community had, that's not true because there were a number of analysis that had been done in the three days leading up to the talking points, which clearly showed by the intelligence community's own analysis that al qaeda-affiliated groups were directly involved. this is a total -- sham. >> sean: we need to findoud who took them out. i mean -- >> here we have the leaders in the american intelligence community saying khalid al-sayah they don't know who altered their talking points. if we can't find out who in the administration altered the talking points, how are we going to find out what the enemy's doing. >> sean: congressman heck, the realtime video. from what i understand, there were two sets of video, one from the drone above, which got there 15 minutes after it started or thereabouts. and video from the compound itself. can you describe what was on the video, sir? >> well, the video that was obtained from the unmanned aerial vehicle showed what was going on on the ground. from a distance and grainy and difficult to decipher, but shows the ongoing attack and the buildings burning and a potential road block, not far from the compound. the question we posed was who saw that video and when? likewise, like they couldn't answer the question about the talking points, they couldn't answer who from the national security authority, whether it was the president or the secretary of defense or anybody else from the national security council, whether or not they were watching that live as our consulate was under attack with a missing u.s. ambassador. that's a question that needs to be answered. why wasn't those officials looking at that video when it was spontaneously available. >> sean: one of the things i learned in this, congressman king, i went through the department of defense and their timeline. this started on september 11, 3:42 eastern time. by 5:00, secretary panetta and general dempsey attended a previously scheduled meeting with the president at the white house approximate the d.o.d. is saying that the leaders discussed potential responses to the emerging situation. we have not known what the president knew, when he knew it about all of this. did you get any clar identification on the timeline in regards to this today? >> no, i think joe would agree with me. they had no answers to what the president was doing, what the secretary of defense was doing. they weren't there with them. it was a very disappointing in that regard. again, also, going back to one thing you said about who briefed susan rice, they didn't know. they didn't know who gave her the talking points and who changed the talking points. >> sean: can you please clarify, were there two tapes? were there tapes from inside the compound as well, security tapes that were available and the drone tapes? and there were reports early on that there might have been audio, essential there was audio heard because they did fly in from tripoli, a group of people because they knew there was a distress going on. what do we have in terms of the tapes? >> well, the video from inside the compound didn't return to the united states for analysis until several weeks after the incident of so there was no live video from the compound that was available on the night of the incident. the only video that was available was that from the uav, that was sent over to fly over the compound. >> sean: okay. fundamentally, what i would like to know, congressman king, if the state department knew this was an attack, the intelligence committee prepared statements and they said this was al qaeda related. five days later, susan rice is telling the american people something that is factually inaccurate and two weeks later at u.n., and answering questions in two separate media interviews, when the president's asked, he is referring to the youtube video. how is that possible? >> it is not. to me, it cannot be justified. it cannot be plained because the intelligence community's own analises, we saw the memos today, they said that al qaeda-affiliated groups were directly involved in these attacks. there is no way this can be explained. in fact, certainly on the videos there is no sign of any demonstration, there was no demitration. you know, they say the different reports coming in, always, there is always a fog of war. but the preponderance of the evidence from the start was this this was clearly a terrorist-directed attack. but general petraeus briefed us and discounted that and said it was not a terrorist attack. there may have been terrorists in the crowd, but there are terrorists everywhere in libya. >> sean: but he was not under oath. he said today he wanted to clarify those remarks? >> well, if he does, i wish he would. but if he does, why did he give us such a wrong report on september 14, because based on the documentation we saw today, he had the information available to him, showing him it was a very heavily involved terrorist attack. >> sean: this is very important. you are saying there is no possible way that two weeks later, the president could not have known this is a terror attack. that's my interpretation. you can ask joe. i don't know how any logical person could have made that conclusion. >> sean: joe? >> it was certainly clear in the initial reporting from the intelligence community that there was a deliberate terrorist attack that seemed to be watered down over the next couple of weeks and they came back 180 degrees to where they were initially that this was a deliberate terrorist attack. >> sean: the intelligence prepared the talking points, susan rice said from the intelligence community and barack obama said she got it from the intelligence community. and the intelligence community had it was likely al qaeda, but it got watered down. we don't know who watered it down. but really what you are saying is that probably the president of the united states... lied. >> well, again, i don't want to go to that step, yet. it is clear that somebody in the white house had to change the talking points. because the intelligence community said they sent it out with a clear reference to al qaeda. when it came back-- >>> what i meant, two weeks later, he had to have known. when he was -- >> i -- i would certainly think so, unless he was in a time warp. i can't explain t. that's why i found his news conference yesterday so infuriating. it is impossible to accept that phony macho stature. he is defending susan rice. one thing he said may have been true. he said don't go after susan rice, go after him. i think we should go after him because he's the one who knows? >> do you agree with that assessment that he would have had to have known two weeks later? >> i agree. i think that the only person who can answer that question is the president. we need to know what he scbiew when he knew it as far as how the incident evolved. we owe it to the public approximate to the family who is have suffered the loss. >> sean: president obama got testy, trying to defend ambassador rice. many analysts say are saying that the only reason the republicans were questioning her commentings was because of her gender. james clyburn took it one step further, injecting her race into the equation. watch this. >> i have a real, real problem with my senior senator trying to make her a scapegoat in this. >> why is this hostility to this young public servant, who isn't really -- isn't really a politician, she serves in the foreign affairs capacity. she is not in the arena with you. why are they treating her like someone to punch. >> this young, african-american woman, i must say. >> okay. >> this is the kind of stuff that happened to colin powell. >> sean: liberals are completely missing the point. joining me with reaction, radio talk show host, author of "dear father, dear son," larry elders and jennifer stephano. that was pretty blockbuster. >> it's pretty disappointing. the logical extension is let's only send out white males because they can't be attacked for gender or race. president obam ain the debate was adamant that called this a terror attack from day 1. if that is true, why does susan rice go out three days later or petraeus go out 3 days later and rice go out 5 days later. candy crowley rescued him -- i said it was a terror attack from day 1. >> sean: why did she say it five days later? >> exactly! >> sean: jennifer, this seems to be an extension, anybody who is talking about this is shallow, ill-informed and political. if they want to say this is a war on women -- they are in campaign mode. fair analysis? >> this is the dying embers of feminism, that this is young put-upon woman. this is an ambassador to the u.n. either she is qualified to be there or she is not f. she is not qualified, fine. take her out. i think it is totally degrading to women and undercuts us all. >> sean: i don't want to get too lost in that. we heard from two congressmen in the room. a few things we learned. we corroborated, there were two tapes, one got there later, one tape in realtime. and the second thing that they are saying is that the intelligence community, which the white house and the president yesterday said, department mention al qaeda or terror. in fact, did. >> the station cia station chief on the ground immediately called it a terror attack, related to al qaeda. >> sean: so did the libyan president. >> the political season, this is the narrative, the obama administration was pushing. we have al qaeda on the run. we joined with the british and the french bombing libbia, got rid of qaddafi. libya is a friend. obam had to kill this. he is a hands-on commander in chief. that was his narrative in the election, benghazi blew that. that's why this evolved. whether it was a coverup or the fog of intelligence -- whether it was intentional, we will find out. >> sean: two weeks later tdoesn't seem plausible. >> it doesn't seem possible. this is exactly the obama administration, instead of taking responsibility and stepping forward, it's divert and defend. he keeps putting it back on the intelligence community. he is the president of the united states. he sent an ambassador out there, the u.n. ambassador to say it was because of a video. the job of that ambassador and the president to is to uphold and defend the constitution of the united states, including free speech. he should have never blamed it on the video. the idea they don't know who took out the talking points-- >>> they want as a distraction, the general petraeus affair issue. now, we do know the reports that are certain documents that she shouldn't have were -- that she had available to herself and she gave gives the speech in october, saying, well, everybody knows that they were holding militia. this came up in the hearing today. they are saying that that is totally false. but maybe in light of everything that has not turned out to be true, do we need to get an answer to that? >> i think so. a question that should have been answered yesterday, general petraeus testified with the narrative, was he testifying, buying the line of the white house because he was under investigation in the fbi and his fate was in the white house hand? that question was not asked. >> i think one thing we need to remember here, this is know about an affair or a salacious story. this is four men who are dead, four more thans are dead and the united states government, under president obama did not address the issue, did not send help when this was asked. i think it is very concerning that after an election, all of this information comes out and we do need the questions answer. good luck getting it from an administration that is the least transparent administration in modern american history. >> sean: there are a coup of things with general petraeus who will testify tomorrow behind closed doors. general petraeus wants to clarify some things. and in the washington post, i believe, petraeus was at odds with his bosses, prior to this because he felt that the intelligence community was being portrayed in an unfavorable light and he wanted to correct that record. apparently, there was conflict there. now, he also knows that the administration knew about the affair, but then the president's saying, i didn't know until two days after the election. but eric holier knew all summer -- >> meanwhile, obam's meeting with petraeus every day as the head of the cia, while petraeus is under investigation for having been possibly compromised. for some reason, eric holder does not tell the president -- [overlapping dialogue] >> sean: are you kidding me?! >> this is a president that sits down with the cabinet, he is not in control of his own government. if there is some information that could be used against the director of the cia to extract information to help foreign national, the president should have been the first person to know. there is a lie or a coverup here. >> sean: we have four dead american, the first ambassador killed in 30 years. two navy seals killed and another american. >> in a fire fight that took seven hour, maybe they might have been able to be helped? >> we still don't know. did they request help? are there tapes available of that? this is just the beginning of the investigative process. the question, though, that i have is, what would their possible motive be for lying about this? i have some ideas. >> i think i touched on it earlier. the narrative is we have al qaeda on the run. i, obama, brought a better situation to the middle-east than that cowboy george w. bush and benghazi blows that up. this is during an election. it makes the administration look incompetent, if not deceit elf. >> obama was trying to win the women vote. he felt that women don't like war. that's why romney pulled back on the libya question, i believe. i think he did it for political show. i have a real problem believing that a sitting president did not know that the head of cia was embroiled in an affair that could have compromised national security. if the president didn't know, he was out of control of his any of the. he still seems out of control of fist government. there was a level of incompetence or a massive coverup. >> he was passive on the issue of whether or not he should have been notified. well, i'll look at it. aren't you upset that you weren't, mr. president? apparently not. >> sean: on the petraeus front and on this issue that if he, the white house sent out susan rice and she had a story that was false five days later and he's advancing a false narrative, two weeks later, i would be pretty angry. he seemed angrier at the attacks on susan rice. i have to run. coming up, we have laid out the time line, compared the stories from all the major players and asked the necessary questions. but perhaps the question with the most consequence, what if the president lied about benghazi? and what if in fact, he knew about this much earlier? you just heard congressman king and heck say there is no way that the president didn't know two weeks later that this was a terror attack. and he kept blaming a youtube video. we will check in with david limbaugh and peter johnson jr., and look at ramifications. next. it's the cleanest, clearest water. we fd the best, sweetest crab for red lobster that we can find. 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>> eventually, he would be impeached and there would be a trial for impeachment and we would make a determination about a conviction. we are not there yet. >> sean: no, i agree itch but there appears to be a pattern of decept dwron -- deception. there appears to be an effort not to release informs-- >>> two months out itch that was a brilliant interview with congressman king and congressman heck that, the president had an awareness at 5:00 p.m. on september 11. from what i understand, the videotape, the drone tape the cctv surveillance tape is compelling and disturbing. to see the ambassador's body being dragged out must be been a terrible, terrible thing to say. >> sean: that was an hour and 18 minutes after the incident began, the president knew about t. didn't know what was happening. is it plausible -- it wasn't the congressman king or heck -- is it plausible that the president didn't know too would have gones later? >> if that's true, he is the most incompetent, disengaged, chief executive we have ever had. they spun this narrative consciously. they sent susan rice on five shows to make three points, that they had substantial security, that there was no breakdown in security in benghazi. they had taken care of our own people. that this was not the result of a terror attack and third, that it was the result of a video. all three of those things have been conclusively shown lies. and obama has the audacity to be outraged to be questioned about it and gets up in mccain's and graham's face and dares them to go after him and portrays susan rice as a victim, when of course, she might be his victim! but she's not the victim of senator mccain and graham. he was either duped by obama, or she lied herself. >> sean: peter, let's go back to the night of the second debate. >> yeah, the president said, i said it was terror in the rose garden. five days later, susan rice is saying it was not. two weeks later, he's saying it is not. >> there is a generic reference to teror and disparate stories therefore. i think we know from congressman king's interview with you, he was talking about an altered -- an altered -- talking point. he said the intelligence people put forward that the -- that an al qaeda-affiliated organization was involved in the attack. somehow, as it got to susan rice's presentation on five talk shows -- she won't talk to fox news, she ignored her crew in the airport. they haven't responded to fox news. it changed. why! >> sean: david. last word? >> well, they definitely want to portray this as not being connected to al qaeda because obam's foreign policy credentials were burnished by proving in his view, that he had al qaeda back on its heels and that his foreign policy was be nice to the terrorist, it's as a result of poverty. that's the only reason we have terrorism. if we are nice, we won't have terrorism t. manifestly failed. that's the narrative. >> sean: stay there. we will come back and continue with david limbaugh and peter johnson jr., this may be the next defense secretary. before he gets the nomination, we want to remind you, the mesh people, about the real john kerry. we investigate. you don't want to miss it, straight ahead. me, you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immediate medical help if your breathing suddenly worsens, your throat or tongue swells, you get hives, vision changes or eye pain, or problems passing urine. other side effects include dry mouth and constipation. nothing can reverse copd spiriva helps me breathe better. 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we are explaining it to the american people, right here and now. and that tend ends all of this nonsense about race and sex and what someone said about susan rice and what she knew and that's all nonsense-- >>> before the election, but now it's after the election -- >> the politics should go by the boards. if the democrats don't step up in a bipartisan way with the republicans and try to get to the bottom, they are politicizing it. >> sean: let me continue on the path and ask about the politicizing of this. this has been reduced to a war on women because susan rice is a women and jamesibly burn turning this into the race card. it sounds like a continuation of the campaign we just finished? >> everything was political with this administration, sean. petraeus resigns three days after the election and six days before he's scheduled to testify. you can't tell me that wasn't orchestrated, obama feigns outrage, representing susan rice as an expert. he said he didn't know anything about fast & furious. he said he didn't know anything about benghazi, being a terrorist attack. he said he didn't know anything about petraeus. he cannot possibly not know! he said he wasn't informed about petraeus, yet the fbi was investigating, he said he can't answer questions about whether he was informed because an investigation's going on. well, whether an investigation's going on doesn't keep him from admiding what he knows about whether he was informed. cya for obama. >> sean: look, there is a legal definition, you are both attorneys. there is a legal definition of lying under oath and there is a penalty for that. >> yeah. >> sean: but if somebody lies for political reasons to the american people, do they just lose -- >> perjury is perjury. high crimes are high crimes, misdemeanors are misdemeanors. we are not at that point, yet. >> sean: i agree. >> we are at the point of full disclosure, at this point. i am not the president. i don't aspire to the president, nor do you. but if i am the president, my inclination is to say, listen, i found out about this at 5:00. i directed the secretary of state to do this. i directed the secretary of defense to do that. >> sean: there is one problem. he flew to vegas. >> that is a problem. that's why we are not getting the straight story yet. >> sean: thank you both. david, good to see you. don't go anywhere. when we come back, we take a look at the media mash, next. we will check in with brent bozel. but john kerry is rumored to be next in line to head up the state department. but we will take a trip down memory lane and remind americans of why wherejohn kerry is and where he stands in relation to military matters, coming up. well, if it isn't mr. margin. mr. margin? don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question. it takes a long time to pack a bowling ball. the last guy pitched more ball packers. but you... you consulted ups. you fod a better way. that's logistics. that's margin. find out what else ups knows. i'll do that. you're on a roll. that's funny. i wasn't being funny, bob. i know. marie callender's turkey breast with stuffing is a great reason to slow down. creamy mash potatoes, homestyle gravy and 320 calories. marie callender's. it's time to savor. >> there is no reason that young american soldiers need to go into the homes of iraqis, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women... >> sean: that was senator john kerry, rumored to be a candidate for defense secretary, trash-talking our troops in 2005. but that wasn't the 50 time he has done that. listen to what he said in 1971, testifying before the senate foreign relations committee about the vietnam war. this country, ine absolute a sense, made them do. they told the stories of times that they had personally raped, cut off the ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, raise -- razed villages in a fashion, reminiscent of genghis kahn, shot dogs and life stoke for fun and generally ravaged the countryside of south vietnam, in addition to the normal ravage of war. >> sean: joining me with reaction, the co-founder of the swiftboat veterans for truth, john o'neill. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. thap thank you, sean. >> sean: go ahead? >> sean, the -- you know, the kerry quote is typical of kerry, he was quoting people, many of whom were proved never to have been in vietnam or in the military. we lost 58,000 people in vietnam. i knew a fair number of them. a love them from my class at the naval academy. to describe them as the army of gang -- genghis khan is typical of his career n. 1972, kerry wrote a book, call "the new soldier" that starts with a caricature of the manners on iwo jima, raising the flag, describing what kerry hopes the military will be. it's a frightening pictured. remember 2006 when, you be, -- you know, he said, if you didn't study hard you would end up stuck in iraq, right when our troops were fighting. it was a hawk in iraq and a surrender guy at the end, as he has been over and over again. he would be much better at hauling a white flag than a secretary of defense, anywhere. >> sean: it's amazing in 2005, after he had been through all of this, was accusing our troops of going into the hopes of iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing children and kids and women -- let me ask thu-- if in fact barack obama wants to nominate him for secretary of defense or state, will the swiftboat vets for truth come back? >> we will do the very best we can. i was contacted today, i spoke today with three people that won the congressional medal of honor, who will do the very best we can. heck, i mean, woo we have hundreds of thousands of kid who is have engagedin compat bat, in the armed forces, can you imagine them counting on john kerry to protect their back-- >>> i know with the left, they give and you your fellow veteran it's by the way, war here oh people who served their country honorably that, challenged lies he told about other vietnam vets, they use it as a pejorative. but this ad that you guys ran was very effective. >> they served their country with courage and distinction. they're the men who served with john ker nevietnam. they're his entire chain of command. most of the officers in kerry's unit, even the gunner from his own boat and the men who spent years in north vietnamese prison camps, tortured for refusing to confess what john kerry accused them of, being war criminals. they were also decorated, many very highly. but they kept their medalsful today, they are teachers, farmers, businessmen, ministers and community leaders. and of course, fathers and grandfathers. with nothing to gain for themselves, except the satisfaction that comes with telling the truth, they have come forward to talk about the john kerry they know because to them, honesty and character still matter, especially in a time of war. snoop pretty powerful. so you would do this again? >> can i tellue let me tell you the story about the ad. we decided to make the ad n. houston, a fella who had been a prisoner of war, air force academy graduate, a prisoner of war for 8 years of the north vietnamese. he was dying of pan creatic cancer. he called me and said, why didn't you call me to be this in ad? we said, we knew you were really, really sick. he flew himself at his own expense, up there, was in the ad, he die aid month later. that's how strongly all of us felt, what he defense unbelievable, in '71, '72. it was unbelievable what he did to our own troops in the war in iraq, to make him it is secretary of defense or the secretary of state would be a disaster for our national security. it really would be a total forfeiture of the loyalty that we owe the troops in the field. >> sean: we will continue to follow the story. i know the left is having a collective meltdown at this moment. too bad they don't like to hear john kerries in his own words, it's a stark reminder for the american people. thank you for being with us. coming up, brent bozel with this week's media mash. and today's jobless claims bring more sad news,s obama economy and what you could look forward to the next four years. obama's former economic adviser will attempt to defend this pathetic record, coming up. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and my daughter loves the santa. oh, ah sir. that is a customer. let's not tell mom. 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[ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. >> sean: back to "hannity" time for another edition of media mash, our weekly roundup of all the ways the mainstream media tries to put their liberal spin on the news. if you think they were in the bag for the anointed one before the election, well, let me tell you -- nothing has changed. joining me now, brent bozel, brother bozel, how are you? >> brother hannity, how are we doing? all right. well, chris matthews has a new dog whistle. everything to him is code, racist, dog whistle. the new word is urban. we are going to play that first and sort of like all the words we have to add to the chris matthews dictionary that don't put a thrill up his leg. >> up next, with the paul ryan mean when he blamed barack obama's victory on the urban vote. do you like that word? is heblying that dog whistle again? there is more of this dog whistle crap. here's paul ryan expressing his surprise at the pro-obama turnout in an interview, monday, two days ago, well after the election. let's listen to ryan. >> i think the surprise was some of the turnout. some of the tushout, especially in urban area, which definitely gave president obam at big margin. >> he is talking about getting rid of the work requirement as dishonest. you are playing that ethnic card there. you keep saying chicago, by the way, you noticed that is a defensive message. he is helping poor people in the bad neighborhoods. >> there is a lot of black people in chicago. >> a dogle is a dog whistle, clarence. chuck and jive has a particularly ethnic connecticutoitation. but to throw it at the president is blatant. >> sean: dog whistle, urbarks chicago. he has had people on his program that the liberal says urban, it's okay. if the liberal says shuck and jive, it's okay, only conservatives can't say it. >> when liberals say it's okay, it's because it's okay. i am talking to you from lexus alexandria. i don't know what the heck he is talking b. i am going to give him some words, how about intolerance? how about black-listing? how about big brother? how about censorship? this is what's taking place. the radicals on the left are telling conservatives-- >>> >> you can't talk like a conservative. >> sean: how about this is a political tactic to silence opposition? and to advance a false line narrative that if you are conservative, you are racist. but how that? >> sure. sure. if you oppose -- especially if you oppose a black man like barack obama, have you to be a racist. >> sean: can't be his policies. let's go to his press conference yesterday. well, some people eye mean, this is almost like -- just it was almost like chris, let's put it that way. >> chris, you first? >> okay. >> thank you, mr. president. and congratulations, by the way. >> thanks. >> one quick -- >> when i was running for state senate -- >> that's right. i was. >> we go back aways. >> i have never seen you lose. i wasn't looking that one time. >> there you go. >> isn't that nice? a tender moment, thrill up her leg. thrill up chris's leg. >> you know what gets me about that, sean, it is not this quote/unquote journalist in the front row, who is playing, she might as well be exaifnling spit with the president while she is doing this, it is everyone in that room. this is the -- the blue-chip ensemble of journalists in america. no one, but nobody seemed the least bit perterbed that she and he are playing kissy face in a press conference. nobody was at all-- >>> kissy face? >> what does that tell you about our press corps. >> sean: all right. brent bozel, good to see you itch thank you, sean? >> the long job fair lines, the brand-new jobless claims meaner they're only going to get longer. trying to defend the latest round of horrible, rotten, bad economic news, next. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪ open enrollment ends dember 7th. so now's the time. visit care.gov or call 1-800-medicare. >> sean: it's nine days into president obama's re-election and now the number of americans filing for unemployment jumped 78,000 to 4 39 ,000, the highest in a year and-a-half. some may blame hurricane sandy, but the sharpest increase came from two of the most crucial victory states -- ohio and pennsylvania. coincidence? joining us is austin giewldzby. you know, you are a nice guy. >> 260, that's how many hours you have been in default on the steak dinner you owe me because of the president's re-election. >> sean: you are a numbers guy because of the obama deficit. >> this unemployment number -- you say some people attribute this to hurricane sandy -- everyone does. >> sean: in ohio? in pennsylvania! >> what did you say the week before when the number came out and it was down quite significantly. >> sean: listen, i thought -- here's the bottom line. if we had the job participation rate that we had in when the president took office, you know, you are a smart guy, the real unemployment is 11.7% -- >> be careful. the population has aged, so you would expect it to be down some. the labor force participation's the weakest part of the job market of the the strongest part is that in the last two, two and-a-half years, we added more than five million jobs. >> sean: how can you say that when all of these people are unemployed -- >> all i said is that's the strongest part. we are struggling -- but we are definitely making progress. >> sean: no net new jobs. >> from the recession, you are right. that's the worst recession in 75 years-- >>> excuse me -- >> are you blaming the president for the recession. >> sean: can i get -- [overlapping dialogue] >> it started before he was there. >> sean: will you write down a date when you will stop blaming bush. >> you said bush. >> sean: you say "i inherited --." >> i am going to write down. i am going to write it down. they, the nbr, dates the end of the recession in the mid-summer. but -- i am writing it down right here. you keep this. you keep this. i am going to sign it fur, too. look, you got my signature on there. >> sean: great. i still have to buy you a steak dinner. i lost the bet. >> i don't want a white castle burger. >> sean: i lost the bet. rub it in. gloat. >> have you to take me. you are not sending flee -- what are you talkingd about-- >>> i have to sit through dinner with you? >> yes! >> sean: listen, here's the point. we now have record debt and deficit. the president wants to raise taxes. the economy is slower now than it was in 2010, when he extended -- >> the unemployment rate is 2 points lower than it was their then. >> sean: but you don't count the people -- they are not counted if they run out of benefits. >> hold on. they are not counted -- if you take the broader measure, which visaid and written publicly, we shouldn't just take the unemployment readirate because that doesn't reflect all the problems. but if you take the broad measure, which is still in the 14%, that thing was almost 18%. it was almost 15% when the president took office. so you can't try to compare two different numbers. that has improved quite a lot-- >>> we play with the numbers -- >> we should count 'em. >> sean: we have 50 million americans on food stamps. 50. just came out. and the cbo's projecting in 2013, the unemployment number's going to go up to 9.3%, if we get a -- >> no, if we go off t
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watered down the talking points. so when the president says that susan rice was giving out -- talking about the most updated and the fully documented intelligence that the intelligence community had, that's not true because there were a number of analysis that had been done in the three days leading up to the talking points, which clearly showed by the intelligence community's own analysis that al qaeda-affiliated groups were directly involved. this is a total -- sham. >> sean: we need to findoud who took them out. i mean -- >> here we have the leaders in the american intelligence community saying khalid al-sayah they don't know who altered their talking points. if we can't find out who in the administration altered the talking points, how are we going to find out what the enemy's doing. >> sean: congressman heck, the realtime video. from what i understand, there were two sets of video, one from the drone above, which got there 15 minutes after it started or thereabouts. and video from the compound itself. can you describe what was on the video, sir? >> well, the video that
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hearings on the attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. and that if you nominate susan rice for secretary of state, they will do everything in their power to block her nomination. as senator graham said, he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice after what she said about benghazi. i would like your reaction to that and would those threats deter from making a nomination like that? >> first of all, i'm not going to comment at this point on various nominations that i'll put forward to fill out my cabinet for the second term. those are things that are still being discussed. but let me say specifically about susan rice. she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion wit
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Nov 14, 2012 9:00pm EST
say specifically about susan rice. she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and to besmirch her reputation, is outrageous. and you know, we're after an election now. i think it is important for us to find out exactly what happened in benghazi, and i'm happy to cooperate in any ways that congress wants. we have provided every bit of information that we have and we will continue to provide information and we've got a full-blown investigation. and all that information will be disgorged
MSNBC
Nov 14, 2012 11:00am PST
want watergate-style hearings on the attack in benghazi and if you nominate susan rice as secretary of state they will do everything to block the nomination and senator graham said he doesn't trust her after benghazi. i would like your reaction to that and would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that? >> at this point i won't comment on various nominations i'll put forward to fill out my cabinet for the second term. those are thing that is are still being discussed. but let me say specifically about susan rice. she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi
FOX News
Nov 29, 2012 9:00pm PST
. ambassador susan rice this as questions surface about her time at the state department when al-qaeda bombed two african embassies in the late '90s, and how the situation parallels what happened prior to the terror attack in benghazi that left four americans dead. yesterday republican senator susan collins met with ambassador rice for 90 minutes, and after the closed-door meeting the senator questioned rice's role at the state department back in 1998 when she served as the assistant secretary of state for african affairs in the clinton administration. watch this. >> those bombings in 1998 resulted in the loss of life of 12 americans as well as many other foreign nationals, and 4,000 people were injured. and what troubles me so much is the benghazi attack in many ways echoed the attacks on those embassies in 1998 when susan rice was head of the african region for our state department. in both cases, the ambassador begged for additional security. the ambassador to kenya sent repeated messages to the state department requesting a stronger facility because of the increased threat, and those requ
MSNBC
Nov 18, 2012 2:00pm EST
susan rice on the 16th, who was asked to go before the people and use that statement, did. i have read every one of the five interviews she did that day. she was within the context of that statement. and for this, she has been pillaried for two months. i don't understand it. it has to stop. if it continues, it's going to set up once again a partisan divide in these -- the house and the senate, which congressman rogers and i have tried to overcome and have overcome with some success with respect to the intelligence committees. >> congressman rogers, to my understanding, talking to government officials, is that what susan rice said on "meet the press" five days after the attack and other programs as well, was very similar to what then director petraeus said privately on september 14, that there appeared to be a terrorist element to it but that it appeared first to be spontaneous but it became a terrorist attack, and that that was his belief. so were they not speaking basically in the same way? >> well, first of all, why are we doing the investigation? i think that's important. so ou
MSNBC
Nov 20, 2012 3:00am PST
between senator john mccain and u.n. ambassador susan rice. top intelligence officials say they knew from the beginning that terrorism was involved in the attacks but kept rice's comments vague to avoid compromising future legal proceedings. they knew terrorism was involved but didn't know whether the attacks were planned in advance and they didn't have the suspect's identity. still, many house repub cans are saying he's unfit to succeed secretary clinton at the state department. >> i'm just curious. john heilman, first of all -- >> elizabeth warren. >> let's just say what happened, okay? the president's punch line was al qaeda is on the run, blah, blah, blah. they politicized intel. guess what, white houses do that. i'm not shocked, i'm not stunned. i wish they wouldn't have done it. but how do you protect americans in the future and what happened after the ambassador was already killed? but how long has susan rice been in public service, like since her 20s, right? >> a long time. >> so we actually have people on capitol hill that are going to disqualify her based on one "meet the press"
PBS
Nov 18, 2012 3:30pm PST
senators are trying to block susan race from becoming secretary of state. ms. rice is currently the permanent representative to the united nations for the u.s. she has not yet been officially nominated for the state department job to replace hillary clinton who intends to resign probably. rice is rumored to be underactive and positive consideration. but republicans and some democrats have been angry with ms. rice for saying that the attack in benghazi that left four americans dead was spontaneous and not preplanned. >> what our assessment is as of the present is, in fact, it began spontaneously in benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in cairo where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy, sparked by this hateful video. we do not have information at present that leads to us conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> ms. rice made these comments five days after intelligence reports were reporting otherwise. be that as it may, at his press conference on wednesday of this week, president obama voiced outrage with
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